Zhvanets Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Khmelnytskyy
District
Kam’yanets’-Podil’s’kyy
Settlement
Zhvanets’
Site address
To reach the cemetery, proceed for about 650 metres in the eastern direction from the gas station on the western end of Zhvanets’. Turn right, and proceed for about 300 metres. The cemetery is located in the fields at the end of the road.
GPS coordinates
48.55366, 26.49022
Perimeter length
369 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is slightly overgrown. It requires clearing and fencing. The cemetery site is used for cattle grazing.
Number of existing gravestones
12. The dated on the gravestones are unreadable. There are presumably around 20 more gravestones that are laying down on the site.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. In the IAJGS database it was mentioned, that according to locals, the old cemetery was operational until 1900. It can be assumed that the cemetery already existed in that period. It was not marked on old maps as the Jewish cemetery.

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